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Disney employees now allowed to have facial hair

Leah Zanolla | Posted: Jan 23, 2012 | Updated: Oct 19, 2014 - 9:25:27 AM
The Walt Disney Co. is making more changes in their strict dress code policy. Beginning February 3, the decades-old facial hair ban is being eliminated. In 2000, mustaches became acceptable; now, male employees will be allowed to sport beards and goatees up to 1/4 an inch in length. Since the opening of Disneyland in 1955, Disney cast members have been known for their clean-cut "Disney Look", which Walt thought made them look more approachable to guests. The other change happening next week is the introduction of Casual Fridays for cast members who aren't in front-line roles interacting with guests.

In June of 2010, Disney began allowing their female theme park employees to have bare legs when wearing skirts; men were able to wear untucked, more casual shirts.